Taking a US tour in a patriotic campaign bus is a rite of passage for any serious presidential contender. Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry and wife Anita head back to the campaign bus after a stop at D.C. Taylor Roofing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Aug. 16.
On the eve of a historically tight election, a writer drives through swing states and listens to the voices of America, hearing one overriding plea: 'Washington, stop bickering. Get something done!'